Almost €34,000 provided for Tallaght clubs, groups and projects
By Mary Dennehy
CLOSE to €34,000 is being provided by South Dublin County Council to 19 Tallaght-based groups, clubs and projects – which span sport, active age activities, community education hubs and residents’ associations.
The grants are being delivered under round one of the Community Grants Awards, with major equipment grants being provided to Newtown Rangers FC (€5k), St Mark’s GAA Club (€5k), Tallaght Parish Indoor Bowling Club (€4) and the Kingswood Youth Choir (€2.5k).
An Cosán education centre in Jobstown is also set to receive a €4k grant for IT infrastructure, while the Killinarden Angling Initiative and Tallaght Bridge Club both netted €3k.
A number of existing and new resident associations have also been awarded grants and include organisations in Kingswood Heights, Sundale and Russell Square, while community projects such as the Killinarden Primary Prevention Group, the Glenasmole Community Association, Women Together Tallaght, Fettercairn Youth and Community Centre, Dominic’s Active Mens’ Shed and the Kingswood/ Kilnamanagh Active Age are all receiving grants.
The 158th Castleview Scouting Group and the Glenanne Sports Club were also successful in their applications.
According to Tallaght Central Fianna Fáil councillor Charlie O’Connor: “This is a great news story for the community and there is a great mix of groups and different activities for all ages and interests.
“It’s great to see new resident associations starting and it’s important that the council encourages residents and supports them.”
Full details of the Community Grant awards will be released at the next council meeting.